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Free hazardous-waste disposal in Beaumont Saturday

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 29, 2011 2:57:57 PM PST
Riverside County officials announced a free hazardous waste collection event open to county residents.

On Saturday at 9 a.m., the Lamb Canyon Sanitary Landfill in Beaumont will open for residents to bring residentially generated household hazardous wastes.

Typical waste products include used motor oil, paint, antifreeze/coolant, batteries (household and automotive), pesticides, fluorescent bulbs, cleaning products and electronic wastes (TVs, computers, telephones, VCRs).

A 5-gallon/50-pound maximum-per-vehicle limit was advised.

Business and non-profit wastes won't be accepted, according to the county waste management dept.

The collection will not accept explosives, radioactives, ammunition, asbestos, compressed gas cylinders over 40 pounds, and infectious or medical waste other than sharps.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lamb Canyon Sanitary Landfill, 16411 Lamb Canyon Road. For more information, contact Riverside County Waste Management Department (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226, or www.rivcowm.org.